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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Design Engineer - Embedded Software Developer



Software Engineering, Design
Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

Responsible for completing general embedded software development assignments, as well as contributing to design teams on electrical projects for vehicle chassis, and/or components, and/or systems. To develop embedded software control design concepts and associated documentation to support the manufacturing of products.

Development to meet design compliance to Engineering Standards, product quality and product cost.  Interface with other Komatsu Engineering groups and suppliers as required for exchange of technical information.

Provide technical support to Manufacturing for vehicle build issues, Marketing plus Sales for vehicle sales issues, and Service plus Parts for customer issues.

Visit customer sites for resolution of product issues, promotion of sales, maintaining knowledge of mine environment, and understanding customer expectations.

Key Job Responsibilities


  • BS Degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or related technical field from an accredited university with at least 3 years of work experience in the design of related products.    
  • Experience in engineering principles including structural mechanics, hydraulics, heat transfer, electricity, ergonomics, etc.
  • Software architecture development experience in C on embedded platforms, including commercial RTOS.
  • Understanding of Linux and Linux application development.
  • Experience with communication protocols including J1939 and TCP/IP.
  • An understanding of Micro-controllers and Embedded development.
  • Experience working with multi-thread real-time systems.
  • Experience bench testing and debugging embedded systems.
  • Proficiency in software applications including Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point, as a minimum.
  • Ability and willingness to travel, including international travel up to 5% of working time.


Additional Information

The ideal candidate would additionally have experience in the following:

  • Experience developing CAN/J1939 datalink communication software.
  • Experience with model-based software development including Matlab/Simulink and embedded software architecture experience.
  • Experience with mining trucks or mining equipment.
  • Experience in leading development projects and ability to take ownership of projects and drive them to completion with minimal supervision.


Physical Requirements: 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (life, carry, move) light to medium weights of 1-10 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information. The associate frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.


Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.